Edinburgh Day 1

Trip Start Sep 13, 2012
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Trip End Sep 30, 2012


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My cousin Vanessa's

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Monday, September 24, 2012

Vanessa baji greeted me at the airport and I was so thrilled to see her. We laughed about my luggage situation, the same way everyone who greets me does. First and foremost...the driving on the right side makes me laugh and I don't know how she went from left hand drive to right hand drive. We talked non-stop all the way home about everything. 

We headed to her beautiful home...her flat was built in 1911, just stunning. Less than 10minutes from Arthur's Seat. 

Vanessa Baji took me for a driving tour around Edinburgh and it's just stunning. Completely Game of Thrones, castles, hills and history. I just adore the views!

We went to school to pic up the kids, who gave me the absolute warmest and loving reception. Natasha and Joshua are so lovely and friendly...and I adore their accents. We walked over to the Royal Mile to do the Mary Queen's Cross tour, which is a tour of the city during the black plague (now underground) before they covered it up. Unfortunately, Natasha was a wee bit scared so we decided to exit the tour and I'd come back tomorrow to finish it up. We ended up at a pub for dinner and I had a lovely first night at home ...reading the kids stories, they gave me their "welcome cards". I surprised them with Canada hoodies, and Vanessa Baj + Pete with Maple Syrup, which they were so happy to have. 

I didn't have an adapter so I've been without phones for 2 days and pretty behind on blogging. Ah well...lol

We spent most of our free moments talking. I find myself sometimes not caring if we leave to go somewhere right away, because we just talk. It's been years since I've seen my cousin and there's sooo much to talk about. She's been so incredibly warm and excited to have me, my visit is off to such a great start because of this...I feel like i'm spending time with my sister more than anything.

Goodnight readers. 
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